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4-string cello banjo sound clips

Written/Posted by Paul Roberts


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Size: 13,244kb, uploaded 10/12/2012 7:44:54 PM
Genre: Traditional / Playing Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)

Here are some sound clips with the CEB-4, Gold Tone’s 4-string cello banjo. I’ve played around with different tuning ranges on these and found they’re quite nice tuned either the way GT intended, as a cello CGDA; or GDAE and octave below fiddle (Irish tenor/octave mandolin); or, (with the same gauges for cello tuning) all the way down to double octave GDAE (two octaves bellow violin!). I demoed these 3 tunings in a couple YouTube videos a while back (something like “Paul Roberts Cello Banjo 1 and 2”). In this current cello banjo episode, I’m in cello range - CGAD and AGAD. It’s a five-minute segment in which I go through different ranges, cruising up the neck with a capo, until I get to the 7th fret, which places me in GDAE, an octave below fiddle. This is the range in which Irish musicians have tuned 4-string banjo in order to play an octave below fiddle with the same relative fingering positions, like an octave mandolin. The clip starts out in AGAD - like cello tuning only with the 4th string raised a note giving an octave drone off the 2nd. This is an original piece I call “The Swallow.” At 1:27 I go into O’Keiffe’s Slide in same tuning as above. Then I keep the tuning going up the neck to higher capo positions. Once again, at the 7th fret I’m in GDAE where I hang out for a couple more tunes; Cluck Old Hen and Merrily Kiss the Quaker’s Wife. I love both 4 and 5-string cello banjos, CEB-4 and CEB-5 and have enjoyed being a crusader for them. Hope you enjoy the sounds. pauL

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